Tax-hike-loving Democrat Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a government spending plan that would cost $40 trillion over the next decade. When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her on Sunday how she was going to fund the plan, she dodged the question.

Her overpriced plan would cost the equivalent of taxpayers purchasing 11 billion of the $3,505 outfit she was recently photographed in.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of many Democrats looking to increase taxes if elected this November. To put the Ocasio-Cortez plan in perspective, note the numbers below:

  • 40%: the amount of household wealth the government would confiscate to pay for the first decade of Ocasio-Cortez’s $40 trillion plan. The government would have to seize 40% of the household net worth of the United States — this includes bank accounts, cars, houses, property, retirement funds — everything. And that’s just to pay for the first decade.
  • 5: The number of times you could reach the moon and back with a stack of 40 trillion $1 bills.


  • 2.9 million: The number of Great Walls of China you could line up next to 40 trillion $1 bills laying side by side. 
  • 1.5 million: The number of times you could wrap 40 trillion $1 bills around the equator.
  • 11.5 million: The number of times you would have to stack the Empire State Building on top of itself to be the same height as a stack of 40 trillion $1 bills.

It’s no wonder Ocasio-Cortez chose not to answer Tapper’s questions.